Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll

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Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll, is a 12-minute spoof of a 1950s black and white science fiction B-movie. It was first released in 1997 and stars Ardal O'Hanlon,[1] Joe Rooney and Tara Costello.[2] It was written by Mik Duffy [3] and its director Enda Hughes.

The title is taken from the 1957 rockabilly novelty hit record "Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll" by Billy Lee Riley and His Little Green Men. O'Hanlan's "rendition" of the song, is performed by producer Michael Hughes.

Director of Photography Seamus McGarvey went on to establish himself as a world-renowned cinematographer. Notable credits include High Fidelity (2000), The Name of This Film is Dogme95 (2000), Atonement (2007), Avengers Assemble (2012) and Godzilla (2014). [4]


A likeable movie loving loser, discovers and thwarts an alien kidnap plan, due to a hearing impairment that renders him immune to the alien's hypnotic sound ray.


  1. ^ Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll on IMDb
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive